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Fleeing Rohingya refugees hit by heavy flooding



Rohingya refugees who have escaped violence in Myanmar and fled to Bangladesh are now having to deal with heavy flooding there.
Days of rain have flooded rice paddy fields, where thousands put up makeshift shelters.
Recently, a new UN camp has been set up bringing much-needed waterproof tents. Al Jazeera's Tanvir Chowdhury reports from Cox's Bazar, near the Myanmar-Bangladesh border. Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe
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What does an African superhero look like?



This month, Marvel debuts its first ever Nigerian superhero, Ngozi. The 8-page comic, called “Blessing in Disguise”, is written by award-wining science fiction writer Nnedi Okorafor. And while this may be the first of its kind for the comic powerhouse, it’s certainly not the first in Africa. For the past few years, African artists have been creating comics inspired by the world around them. “In general, the villains that inspire Western comics are based on Western history. If you look at a villain like Kingpin in Spiderman, it’s inspired by early organized crime and historic figures like Al Capone,” says South African comic creator Loyiso Mkize. “In Africa, that’s extremely un-relatable. We’ve never had crime syndicates like that or organizations like the FBI. Instead, we’ve had to identify villains like dictators, warlords, Somali pirates.” It’s a sentiment shared by Jide Martin, founder of Comic Republic in Nigeria. “I come from a country where corruption was a thing. I thought about what were the things that made me do the right thing,” says Martin. “I remember, when I had a tough decision, I thought, What would Superman or Batman do? Why not create characters that look like me and I could write some kind of moral lesson.” And that’s exactly what Martin, Mkize and others are doing. So what powers do African superheroes hold? Find out on this episode of The Stream. Join the conversation: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/AJStream FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/AJStream GOOGLE+: http://google.com/+TheStream
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Hurricane Maria tears through Puerto Rico



Hurricane Maria has made landfall in Puerto Rico. It is one of the strongest hurricanes ever to hit the island. The Category 4 storm is packing winds of 250 kilometres per hour, with officials warning of catastrophic damage. Al Jazeera's Andy Gallacher reports from San Juan. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe
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Report highlights effects of gender stereotypes on health



Across the world, children are subjected to gender stereotypes. A new global study has found the notion that men should be strong and women are weak is imposed on children before they reach adolescence.
This has important implications for countries trying to address issues of youth suicide, teenage pregnancy and HIV. Al Jazeera's Tania Page reports from Johannesburg, in South Africa. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe
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Niger: Thousands left without homes after severe flooding



Tens of thousands of people have been left homeless in Niger after months of severe flooding.
Residents in the capital, Niamey, have criticised the authorities, saying that rebuilding efforts in flood-stricken areas have been slow.
At least 56 people have died in the flooding since the rainy season began in June. Al Jazeera's Sinem Koseoglu reports. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe
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First Lady to UN: ‘Step Up’ to Protect Children



First Lady Melania Trump is calling on world leaders to "step up" to improve the lives of children. She made the remarks during a luncheon that included spouses of world leaders. (Sept. 20) Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress Get updates and more Breaking News here: http://smarturl.it/APBreakingNews Find the 45th President of the United States Donald Trump's latest press conferences, announcements, speeches and highlights here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLnwt1fUa-EVgihKJ_26XtMdmGDOmABAAa The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. AP’s commitment to independent, comprehensive journalism has deep roots. Founded in 1846, AP has covered all the major news events of the past 165 years, providing high-quality, informed reporting of everything from wars and elections to championship games and royal weddings. AP is the largest and most trusted source of independent news and information. Today, AP employs the latest technology to collect and distribute content – we have daily uploads covering the latest and breaking news in the world of politics, sport and entertainment. Join us in a conversation about world events, the newsgathering process or whatever aspect of the news universe you find interesting or important. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress http://www.ap.org/ https://plus.google.com/+AP/ https://www.facebook.com/APNews https://twitter.com/AP

Obama Slams Efforts To Repeal Health Care Law



Speaking at a Gates Foundation event on global health, former President Barack Obama called Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare "frustrating" and lacking in common sense. He also urged Americans to remain optimistic about the country. (Sept. 20) Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress Get updates and more Breaking News here: http://smarturl.it/APBreakingNews The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. AP’s commitment to independent, comprehensive journalism has deep roots. Founded in 1846, AP has covered all the major news events of the past 165 years, providing high-quality, informed reporting of everything from wars and elections to championship games and royal weddings. AP is the largest and most trusted source of independent news and information. Today, AP employs the latest technology to collect and distribute content – we have daily uploads covering the latest and breaking news in the world of politics, sport and entertainment. Join us in a conversation about world events, the newsgathering process or whatever aspect of the news universe you find interesting or important. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress http://www.ap.org/ https://plus.google.com/+AP/ https://www.facebook.com/APNews https://twitter.com/AP

Pelosi Blasts GOP Health Care Repeal Effort



House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi blasted the latest Republican effort to undo the Affordable Care Act, calling it a "stinkeroo" of a bill. She spoke to reporters at a news briefing on Wednesday. (Sept. 20) Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress Get updates and more Breaking News here: http://smarturl.it/APBreakingNews The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. AP’s commitment to independent, comprehensive journalism has deep roots. Founded in 1846, AP has covered all the major news events of the past 165 years, providing high-quality, informed reporting of everything from wars and elections to championship games and royal weddings. AP is the largest and most trusted source of independent news and information. Today, AP employs the latest technology to collect and distribute content – we have daily uploads covering the latest and breaking news in the world of politics, sport and entertainment. Join us in a conversation about world events, the newsgathering process or whatever aspect of the news universe you find interesting or important. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress http://www.ap.org/ https://plus.google.com/+AP/ https://www.facebook.com/APNews https://twitter.com/AP

Puerto Rican Astronaut Affected by 2 Hurricanes



The International Space Station's Joe Acaba, the first astronaut of Puerto Rican heritage, has been affected by two hurricanes – even in orbit. (Sept. 20) Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress Get updates and more Breaking News here: http://smarturl.it/APBreakingNews The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. AP’s commitment to independent, comprehensive journalism has deep roots. Founded in 1846, AP has covered all the major news events of the past 165 years, providing high-quality, informed reporting of everything from wars and elections to championship games and royal weddings. AP is the largest and most trusted source of independent news and information. Today, AP employs the latest technology to collect and distribute content – we have daily uploads covering the latest and breaking news in the world of politics, sport and entertainment. Join us in a conversation about world events, the newsgathering process or whatever aspect of the news universe you find interesting or important. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress http://www.ap.org/ https://plus.google.com/+AP/ https://www.facebook.com/APNews https://twitter.com/AP

‘Goodbye Christopher Robin’ stars reveal childhood memories of Pooh



Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie, Kelly Macdonald and Will Tilston – the stars of new A. A. Milne biopic "Goodbye Christopher Robin" – talk about their knowledge of "Winnie the Pooh." (Sept. 20) Subscribe for more Arts and Entertainment News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress Get fast, accurate coverage of every arts and entertainment story making headlines worldwide, from festivals and premieres to births, deaths, scandals and arrests, plus celebrity reactions to news events. The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. AP’s commitment to independent, comprehensive journalism has deep roots. Founded in 1846, AP has covered all the major news events of the past 165 years, providing high-quality, informed reporting of everything from wars and elections to championship games and royal weddings. AP is the largest and most trusted source of independent news and information. Today, AP employs the latest technology to collect and distribute content – we have daily uploads covering the latest and breaking news in the world of politics, sport and entertainment. Join us in a conversation about world events, the newsgathering process or whatever aspect of the news universe you find interesting or important. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress http://www.ap.org/ https://plus.google.com/+AP/ https://www.facebook.com/APNews https://twitter.com/AP

Amazing Rodin in New York



New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art is honoring the centennial of the French master sculptor Auguste Rodin’s death with a special exhibit. euronews: the most watched news channel in Europe
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US resettlement for refugees in Australian prison camps



Dozens of refugees who spent years in Australian prison camps are finally being resettled in the United States.
However, around 2,000 of them will be left behind while government leaders decide their fate. Some face being sent back home to conflict zones. Al Jazeera's Yaara Bou Melhem reports from Sydney. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe
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Iraq’s Kurdistan pushes ahead with referendum despite pressure



Iraq's Kurdistan region is pushing ahead with an independence referendum next Monday despite pressure to call it off.
President Masoud Barzani remains defiant, but many Kurds are worried about the consequences of the vote. Al Jazeera's Hoda Abdel Hamid reports. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe
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Hurricane Maria makes landfall in Puerto Rico



The eye of Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico as a Category 4 hurricane with winds of 250 kilometres per hour.
It is threatening 750mm of rain to some parts of the mountainous island, which means high risks of flash floods and landslides. The hurricane is expected to weaken as it crosses Puerto Rico, but then strengthen again as it moves over the sea once more. Al Jazeera's Steff Gaulter explains. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe
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Jagmeet Singh’s turban raises questions about Quebec’s tolerance



Jagmeet Singh's turban has some Quebec politicians questioning whether the NDP front-runner should be leading a federal party. That's prompted others to worry about the province's tolerance of religious differences. »»» Subscribe to The National to watch more videos here: https://www.youtube.com/user/CBCTheNational?sub_confirmation=1 Voice Your Opinion & Connect With Us Online: The National Updates on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thenational
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Video Captures Quake as It Hits Mexico City



Video has emerged of people huddled together on the 38th floor of a building in Mexico City with ceiling lights swinging from side to side, as a magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck on Tuesday. (Sept. 20) Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress Get updates and more Breaking News here: http://smarturl.it/APBreakingNews The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. AP’s commitment to independent, comprehensive journalism has deep roots. Founded in 1846, AP has covered all the major news events of the past 165 years, providing high-quality, informed reporting of everything from wars and elections to championship games and royal weddings. AP is the largest and most trusted source of independent news and information. Today, AP employs the latest technology to collect and distribute content – we have daily uploads covering the latest and breaking news in the world of politics, sport and entertainment. Join us in a conversation about world events, the newsgathering process or whatever aspect of the news universe you find interesting or important. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress http://www.ap.org/ https://plus.google.com/+AP/ https://www.facebook.com/APNews https://twitter.com/AP

Qatar and Saudi Arabia to compete at show jumping competition



At Ashghabat 2017 in Turkmenistan, riders from Qatar and Saudi Arabia will compete while their countries are locked in a bitter political dispute.
The Gulf diplomatic crisis spilled over onto sports when it led to the cancellation of this year's Gulf Cup of Nations in football. However, there is hope that the games in this horse-loving nation can promote cooperation and understanding. Al Jazeera's Sohail Malik reports from Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe
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Muslim Aid head talks about dire situation in Myanmar’s Rakhine



Al Jazeera speaks to Jehangir Malik, CEO of Muslim Aid, a UK-based organisation, about the situation in Myanmar’s Rakhine state. Malik has just returned from Sittwe in Rakhine and has seen the devastation wrought upon the Rohingya, where aid has been scaled down due to the security situation. Meanwhile, the northern part of Rakhine state is completely isolated with no aid making it through. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe
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Study finds that plane air causes illness



A new study published by the World Health Organization says people who fly regularly may be at risk from breathing contaminated air.
UK-based airline, EasyJet, is trying out a new air filtering system, but it is not connected to the study's findings. Al Jazeera's Caroline Malone explains. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe
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Magnitude 7.1 earthquake hhttps://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=l4ITp3-bSmcits Mexico



A magnitude 7.1 earthquake hit central Mexico today, causing fatalities as buildings collapsed. »»» Subscribe to The National to watch more videos here: https://www.youtube.com/user/CBCTheNational?sub_confirmation=1 Voice Your Opinion & Connect With Us Online: The National Updates on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thenational
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German election 2017: Martin Schulz unable to make headway against Angela Merkel



With just a few days to go before what's expected to be a comfortable victory for German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Sunday's elections, her main contender on the left is facing mounting criticism for his campaign. Martin Schulz, former president of the European Parliament, is stuck on polls of about 20 percent support, seemingly unable to make any headway against Merkel. Al Jazeera's Laurence Lee reports from Karlsruhe, Germany. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe
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Mexico: More than 200 killed in 7.1 earthquake



Rescuers in Mexico are searching through collapsed buildings to find survivors of a 7.1 magnitude earthquake.
At least 217 have been killed, including 20 children. The quake's epicentre was in Puebla state, 120km from Mexico city. Al Jazeera's Duncan Crawford reports. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe
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Hurricane Maria Hits Puerto Rico as Category 4



One of the strongest hurricanes to ever hit Puerto Rico made landfall on Wednesday as officials warned it would decimate the power company's crumbling infrastructure and force the government to rebuild dozens of communities. (Sept. 20) Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress Get updates and more Breaking News here: http://smarturl.it/APBreakingNews The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. AP’s commitment to independent, comprehensive journalism has deep roots. Founded in 1846, AP has covered all the major news events of the past 165 years, providing high-quality, informed reporting of everything from wars and elections to championship games and royal weddings. AP is the largest and most trusted source of independent news and information. Today, AP employs the latest technology to collect and distribute content – we have daily uploads covering the latest and breaking news in the world of politics, sport and entertainment. Join us in a conversation about world events, the newsgathering process or whatever aspect of the news universe you find interesting or important. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress http://www.ap.org/ https://plus.google.com/+AP/ https://www.facebook.com/APNews https://twitter.com/AP

Carol Off’s journey to save a source



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North Korea | Turning Point



The Turning Point panel weighs in on North Korea, Donald Trump's threats and what it all means for the rest of the world. »»» Subscribe to The National to watch more videos here: https://www.youtube.com/user/CBCTheNational?sub_confirmation=1 Voice Your Opinion & Connect With Us Online: The National Updates on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thenational
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Hurricane Maria hits eastern Caribbean



Hurricane Maria smashed into the eastern Caribbean today as a Category 5. »»» Subscribe to The National to watch more videos here: https://www.youtube.com/user/CBCTheNational?sub_confirmation=1 Voice Your Opinion & Connect With Us Online: The National Updates on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thenational
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Oman’s Sailing Stars – Al Jazeera World



n 2011, four young Omani women decided to break the mould, challenge stereotypes and learn to sail. It's a sport dominated by men, but Rajaa Mubarak al-Owaisi, Entisar al-Tobi, Raya Rashid al-Habsi and Asrar al-Ajmi made up the crew of al-Thuraya under the auspices of Oman Sail. The crew and their boat take their name, al-Thuraya, from a constellation of stars. The four young women were part of a government initiative to promote the power of sport internationally, put Oman on the global map and revive the country's maritime heritage. By doing so, they challenged Gulf stereotypes of women. The women and their families had to think carefully about the effect their sailing might have on family life and whether it would affect their marriage prospects or responsibilities in the future. "It [marriage] hasn't happened yet," says Asrar al-Ajmi. "If it happens, I'll have to think about my priorities. It also depends on whether he'll accept it or not." As well as empowering these young Omani women in ways they didn't imagine possible, sailing enabled them to develop as people. "I've changed a lot", says sailor Rajaa Mubarak al-Owaisi. "I wasn't a sociable person before. But now I've changed. I meet journalists and people from other countries. I never thought I'd travel abroad." Al-Thuraya was the first women's sailing team in the Gulf region.They set out to change perceptions of women in the region by doing the same thing as the men, in the same conditions. But it was about more than just a yacht racing. They wanted to move barriers to achieve something different. "We're doing this for our country, our families who've supported us and the management as well," explains Raya Rashid al-Habsi. "We want to present a positive image and change the stereotypical expectation of women… We want to tell them that women can do more, physically and mentally. We want to change the misperception of women's capabilities." Al-Thuraya crewmembers and coaches paved the way for what's now called The Oman Women's Sailing Team and hope their example will encourage young Omani women to follow suit. "What I would really like the al-Thuraya team to do… is to show other people, women, men that this is a good adventure," explains coach Niall Myant. "It is something really special to have people say 'well, you know, you were impressive, I respect your talent' and that is what this team is about. It is about hopefully some children will look at the team and think maybe that is for me, maybe I should work hard enough that I can go to the world championship, with the Oman flag on my back and show everybody how strong we can be." More from Al Jazeera World on: YouTube – http://aje.io/aljazeeraworldYT
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Magnitude 7.1 earthquake hits Mexico



A magnitude 7.1 earthquake hit central Mexico today, causing fatalities as buildings collapsed. »»» Subscribe to The National to watch more videos here: https://www.youtube.com/user/CBCTheNational?sub_confirmation=1 Voice Your Opinion & Connect With Us Online: The National Updates on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thenational
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